Another high profile hotel project sits languishing on the sidelines. Sadly, a request for proposals for a “pet hotel and resort” near the Louisville International Airport has found no takers. The C-J reports that the Louisville Regional Airport Authority had hoped to build a “first-class” two-acre resort catering to jet-setting pets in need of a little R&R, but a private operator couldn’t be found.
The facility would have provided “day care, boarding facilities, grooming, exercise and recreational services, retail shop, pickup and dropoff services and other amenities.” An airport spokesperson says the economy might be to blame, but Louisville might yet land a coveted airport pet resort like Houston and Jacksonville, FL. Airport officials say they may try again later to find an operator.
The pet hotel and resort was considered an innovative source of revenue for the airport. At least they’re thinking outside of the box.